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PAHO warns that Latin America and the Caribbean could cause more than 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 by October

July 1, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned this Tuesday that more than 400,000 deaths could be registered in October in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press conference, the organization’s director, Carissa Etienne, said that “after a series of reviews, PAHO believes more than 438,000 deaths are confirmed”. He explained that the America region is currently “clearly the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic”.

Although he pointed out that the models “have limitations and should not be taken as a literal expression of the future but as a guide for decisions”, he has indicated that countries like Chile and Colombia see the culmination of cases under the current conditions. before the end of July. “

PAHO warns that Latin America and the Caribbean could cause more than 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 by OctoberPAHO warns that Latin America and the Caribbean could cause more than 400,000 deaths from COVID-19 by October

In contrast, it has been claimed that countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, as well as El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, will peak in coronavirus cases in August. Costa Rica will only experience this moment in October.